Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile


Profesor Titular

Especialidad: Tecnología del Hormigón, Ciencia de Materiales basados en cemento, Durabilidad de Materiales, Hormigón Sustentable, Deterioro y Rehabilitación de Materiales y Estructuras

Departamento de Ingeniería y Gestión de la Construcción


Líneas de Investigación

Sustentabilidad de materiales basados en cemento, desarrollo de nuevos materiales cementicios.
Relación entre microestructura y propiedades de los materiales
Hormigones livianos, de alto desempeño y durabilidad del hormigón.
Rehabilitación, de materiales y estructuras



Mauricio Lopez is an Associate Professor in the School of Engineering at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Santiago, Chile. He received his MSc from the Catholic University of Chile in 1999. In May 2005 he received his Master in Science in Civil Engineering (MSCE) from the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA. In December 2005 he earned his Doctorate (PhD) from the same School at the Georgia Institute of Technology. In 2013, he was a research guest at the National Institute for Standards and Technology – NIST. In 2014 he was awarded with Fellow status at the American Concrete Institute for his contribution to the Institute and to the field. In 2017 he was awarded with the “Frank G. Erskine Award” for his outstanding contributions to the use of lightweight aggregate by the Expanded Shale, Clay and Slate Institute.
Since 2010, he serves as Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies at the in the School of Engineering at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, where he leads an equipment of 20 people for supporting and helping students, professors and curriculum needs. He has lead accreditation processes (National and ABET), educational projects dealing with curriculum, teacher development, and student needs.
He recently begun a green startup that developed a novel cement-based material that has thermal insulating and structural properties.


  • Master of Science, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
  • Ingeniero Civil, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • PhD, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Georgia Institute of Technology

Premios y Distinciones

Frank G Ernskine Award
ACI Felow, American concrete Institute
Fullbright Fellow, for Nexus Reguional Program
Award of Merit, for excellence in the repair of transportation, International Concrete Repair Institute
Miembro de comités técnicos de American Concrete Institute – ACI

Miembro en comités técnicos de American Society for Testing and Materials – ASTM

Georgia Institute of Technology, Escuela de Ingeniería Civil y Ambiental. Beca de Investigación, 2001-2005.

Gobierno de Chile. Ministerio de Planificación Nacional MIDEPLAN, Beca Presidente de la Republica, 2001-2004.


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